Dalit chronicles (July 3, 2008)

Summary: Dalit rape victim kills herself; Nitish Kumar sops to Dalits; Dalit forced out of health centre, delivers baby on the streets; academically achieving Dalit kids to attend top schools in TN program

Rape victim kills herself in Ghaziabad
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Ghaziabad: A 13-year-old Dalit girl, who was raped by the neighbour’s son and his friend, set herself on fire here and Tuesday succumbed to the burn …

Nitish poll lolly for Dalits
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Patna, June 30: It is virtually going to be a “windfall” for the maha-Dalits – lower class among Scheduled Castes – with the Nitish Kumar government …

Editorial: Press under attack
Business Standard – Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
The editor of Andhra Jyothi has been arrested for being in the vicinity when the effigy of a Dalit leader was beaten with chappals by the newpaper’s staff …

Bright Dalit kids to go to top schools
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
CUDDALORE: Vennila, a Dalit student, stood first in over 100 government schools in Panruti block with 492 marks in standard V examination. …

Woman in labour forced out of health centre, delivers on road
Lucknow Newsline – Lucknow,India
Lucknow, July 1 A community health centre in Lucknow failed a Dalit woman in labour, forcing her to deliver on the road on Monday night. …

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